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Amitav Ghosh (born 11 July 1956)is an Indianwriter, best known for his English languagehistorical fiction. He won the 54th Jnanpith award in 2018, India’s highest literary honor. Ghosh’s ambitious novels use complex narrative strategies to probe the nature of national and personal identity, particularly of the people of India and Southeast Asia. He has also written non-fiction works discussing topics such as colonialism and climate change.Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta on 11 July 1956 and was educated at the all-boys boarding school The Doon School in Dehradun. He grew up in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. His contemporaries at Doon included author Vikram Seth and historian Ram Guha.While at school, he regularly contributed fiction and poetry to The Doon School Weekly (then edited by Seth) and founded the magazine History Times along with Guha.After Doon, he received degrees from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and Delhi School of Economics.He then won the Inlaks Foundation scholarship to complete a D. Phil. in social anthropology at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, under the supervision of British social anthropologist Peter Lienhardt.The thesis, undertaken in the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography, was entitled “Kinship in relation to economic and social organization in an Egyptian village community” and submitted in 1982.Thiruvananthapuram|Trivandrum]]. In 2009, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2015 Ghosh was named a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow.He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian government in 2007.

Deborah Baker is a biographer and essayist.She is the author of A Blue Hand: The Beats in India, a biography of Allen Ginsberg that focuses on his time in India and of In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in biography in 1994.She also writes for the Los Angeles Times. Her book The Convert: A Tale of Exile and Extremism (2011) is a biography of Maryam Jameelah (born Margaret Marcus), a Jewish woman from New York who converted to Islam.In 2012, she wrote a critical review for The Wall Street Journal of Defender of the Realm, the Manchester-Reid biography of Winston Churchill.Baker was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014.In 2016, she was awarded a Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant to complete her book, The Last Englishmen: Love, War and the End of Empire.

Amitav ghosh and Deborah Baker love story

Amitav Ghosh and Deborah Baker met in the early 1980s, when Ghosh was teaching at the University of California, Berkeley and Baker was a graduate student there. They fell in love and were married in 1985. They have two daughters.

Amitav ghosh and Deborah Baker marriage

She is married to the writer Amitav Ghosh and lives in Brooklyn, Calcutta, and Goa.

Amitav ghosh and Deborah Baker childrens

They have two children, Lila and Nayan.